State Tax in Pennsylvania

All tax returns are to be filed by 15th of April or the next business day if the 15th is a holiday or if it falls on a weekend. Pennsylvania Department of Revenue levies individual personal income tax at a flat rate of 3.07 per cent. There are no exemptions to this flat rate. There is however, "Tax Forgiveness Credit" that low income citizens of Pennsylvania can qualify for.

Pennsylvania taxpayers can go online for monitoring the current status of their refunds. All delinquent sales and employer with-holding tax accounts are made public to enforce compliance in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Sales Tax Laws in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania levies six per cent Sales Tax on most goods and services. Local taxes may add another percent of tax to the State Tax.

The State Tax on gasoline is 32.2 cents a gallon and diesel is taxed at 39.2 cents per gallon. Cigarettes are expensive in Pennsylvania. A pack of 20 cigarettes is taxed at $1.35.

Personal Property and Inheritance Tax in Pennsylvania

The State of Pennsylvania does not levy any property tax itself. These taxes are however, levied by local governments such as the county and municipal Governments. Pennsylvania Department of Revenue does offer Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for eligible citizens. Eligibility criteria includes: citizens of 65 years old and older and permanently disabled citizens. The Taxpayer Relief Act provides school districts to provide tax relief to home-owners.

There is an Inheritance Tax in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The tax is based on a percentage deduction of the value of inheritance that is to be transferred. 4.5 per cent is deducted for direct heirs, off springs. 12per cent for siblings while 15 per cent for other heirs.

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

The present Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is Thomas W. Wolf. He was first nominated by Governor Edward G. Rendell in the first quarter of 2007 and later confirmed in April 25th 2007 as the Secretary for Department Of Revenue, Pennsylvania.

Stats for State Tax in Pennsylvania

In 2004 the State of Pennsylvania collected $ 21,813,000,000 in revenue. This equated to average revenue per capita of $ 1,758.22 for the State of Pennsylvania which is roughly 5.49 per cent. This places the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mid on the table of States percentage of highest revenue per capita at number 25. 

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